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Estacada community members gather for annual Fourth of July parade through the city

ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: EMILY LINDSTRAND -  Young parade attendees search for candy on Wednesday, July 4.

Last Wednesday, a patriotic group of Estacada residents cheerfully marched through the streets for the town's annual Fourth of July parade.

Brightly decorated floats, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, animals like llamas and horses, classic cars and logging trucks were just a few of the elements involved.

The event's grand marshal was Damon Faust of the Estacada Rural Fire District, who is also the American Legion's National Firefighter of the Year.

The theme of the parade, organized by the Downtown Estacada Commission, was "Red, White and Blue," and participants gathered at Estacada High School before jovially journeying downtown.

ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: EMILY LINDSTRAND - Damon Faust, grand marshal of the 2018 Estacada Fourth of July Parade and the American Legions National Firefighter of the Year, and his daughters Henrietta and Faye cheerfully greet attendees of the event.

ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: EMILY LINDSTRAND - These participants in Estacadas Fourth of July parade added to the fun with water guns.

ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: EMILY LINDSTRAND - Representatives from Portland General Electric Parks wear a boat and a camping tent during the parade through downtown Estacada on Wednesday, July 4.

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